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William Anslow Thornley
Pair of 19th Century seascape oil paintings with fishing boats

C1880

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William Thornley British, (exh. 1858 -1898) Fishing Boats by Sunrise & Fishing Boats by Moonlight Oil on canvas, pair, both signed Image size: 7.5 inches x 15.5 inches Size including frame: 14.25 inches x 22.25 inches William Thornley was a painter of coastal scenes and marines who lived in Greenwich and for many years had a studio overlooking the Medway near Rochester in Kent. According to art historian Denys Brook-Hart, he was actually born Charles Thornley and exhibited under this name from an address in Paddington, London. Although called Charles, his best known name was William Thornley. He would also exhibit and sell paintings under other variations of his name such as Hubert Thornley, William Anson Thornberry and William Anson. He was a prolific exhibitor with 53 works shown at the Royal Academy, and 82 at other venues. He also exhibited at the British Institute until its closure in 1867, and at the New Watercolour Society. His works are highly distinctive and finely detailed, often painted on a small scale. No matter what name he used, his works bear all the hallmarks of his artistry and masterful understanding of the moods of both weather and sea. The paintings are housed in new, English made gilt frames, which are in excellent condition.

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  • Creator
  • Creation Year
    C1880
  • Dimensions
    Height: 14.25 in. (36.2 cm)Width: 22.25 in. (56.52 cm)Depth: 2.5 in. (6.35 cm)
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Moreton-In-Marsh, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU15626310322

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